VeriChip Planning Human Microchip Implants to Detect H1N1

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Sat, 08/22/2009 - 12:43am.

A Florida-based company that boasts selling the world's first and only federally approved radio microchip for implanting in humans is now turning its development branch toward "emergency preparedness," hoping to produce an implant that can automatically detect in its host's bloodstream the presence of swine flu or other viruses deemed a "bio-threat."

VeriChip Corporation currently sells a small, under-the-skin Radio Frequency Identification capsule, or RFID, that patients can opt to have implanted, containing a number computer-linked to their medical records, enabling doctors with a special reader to access the information even if the patient is unconscious or unidentified. The company boasts its microchip, roughly the size of a grain of rice, is the only such implant approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

But VeriChip has also turned its attention to other uses for the technology, including microchips that be used to tag and log human remains after a disaster and implants the company hopes will be able to warn if their host is infected with the H1N1 swine flu virus, the H5N1 bird flu virus or other pandemic agents deemed to be a "bio-threat."

VeriChip is working with a Minnesota company, Receptors LLC, to develop the virus-detection technology.

"As we continue to build on our partnership with Receptors, which started with the development of a glucose-sensing RFID implantable microchip, we are moving beyond patient identification to sensors that can detect and identify illnesses and viruses such as influenza," said Scott R. Silverman, chairman of VeriChip, in a statement. "This is an exciting next step for the future of our healthcare division."

According to a joint white paper released earlier this year by both companies called "An Integrated Sensor System for the Detection of Bio-Threats from Pandemics to Emerging Diseases to Bio-Terrorism," the research's goal is to transform existing glucose-detection technology into pinpointing viruses instead, then couple it with an "in vivo" - meaning implanted inside a living organism - microchip that can alert others of the virus' presence.

The ultimate goal is to develop an implant that can also diagnose which virus is infecting the host.

VeriChip has also announced earlier this month additional forays into emergency preparedness through its VeriTrace system.

According to a statement, the company sold a VeriTrace system, including 1,000 RFID microchips, to Kentucky's Green River District Health Department "for disaster preparedness and emergency management needs."

The company explains that VeriTrace, a separate system from its virus detection or patient records technology, was created in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, where it was used by the Federal Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team. The system includes the microchips, a Bluetooth handheld reader, a customized camera that receives both RFID scanned data and GPS data wirelessly and a web-based database for storing information and images captured during emergency response operations.

The microchips are implanted in human remains following a disaster or, according to one report from the Katrina catastrophe, duct-taped to bones, in order to maintain detailed records, particularly in events that result in hundreds or thousands of fatalities.

"This database ensures the precise collection, storage and inventory of all data and images related to remains and the associated evidentiary items," the statement boasts. "This also allows the recreation of an accurate and complete reconstruction of a disaster setting, crime scene or similar setting where recreation is necessary."

Since Hurricane Katrina, the RFID Journal reports, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Hawaii Department of Health, the Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System and the medical examiner's office in the Department of Heath in Erie County, N.Y, have also purchased the system. Earlier this year, VeriChip announced sales to Maryland's Calvert Memorial Hospital and to Mercer and Atlantic counties in New Jersey.

WND contacted VeriChip seeking information on its progress in developing the virus detection technology and other emergency preparedness microchip implants, but received no response.

Drew Zahn - August 22, 2009 - source WorldNetDaily

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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Sat, 08/22/2009 - 12:43am.


Anonymous (not verified) | Sat, 09/19/2009 - 3:07pm

This article may not seem scary at first, but actually appear as a good thing. The problem is the underline force is not so much about help mankind, but to see what other implications this technology can achieve. I would not be shocked if in the near future if not already a version of this chip can send frequency that manipulate moods and thereby human action. I'm far from a bible nut but you can't just dismiss it as a good read. How can a book written years before the birth of our culture tell of the events that happen today. I for one will not receive and all that it means.

Chris Marsh (not verified) | Fri, 09/11/2009 - 6:30pm

I posted to Wikipedia about the Apostle John being believed to have looked into the 21st Century and seeing the "mark" of the beast. It was dismissed as unsubstantiated and I need your help.

1. Is a human microchip implant visible to the naked eye?
2. Is it always visible to the naked eye?
3. How do you know? How can I substantiate this on Wikipedia? A URL?

I put a microchip in my cat but she is covered in fur, so I couldn't tell by looking.

If I can verify that a person can see a "mark" on someone wearing a microchip under the skin, then I can state truthfully that

"Christians believe that the Apostle John saw, among other things in the late 20th to 21st Century time frame, marks on the hand or forehead consistent with a government's mass use of human microchip implants, either as tamper-proof identification, to replace money and checks, or both." [I would add references to books such as Peter and Paul LaLonde "Mark of the Beast"]

Thank you!